William Robison

12 November 1824–14 March 1911 (Age 86)
Nicholas, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William

William Robison was born on 12 November 1824, in Nicholas, Kentucky, United States as the son of Isaac R. Robison and Nancy Riddle. He married Eliza Jane Goist on 27 January 1850, in Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, United States. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Center Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1910. He died on 14 March 1911, in Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Robison Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone, Indiana, United States.

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William Robison
Eliza Jane Goist
Marriage: 27 January 1850

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    Eliza Jane Goist


27 January 1850
Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 1

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
1850 · Belle Vue Gaol Opens

Age 26

Belle Vue Gaol was a Victorian prison in Gorton, Manchester. The living conditions for the prisoners were horrible. It was intended to be a prison for both males and females and also became a military prison.  In 1892, the prison was demolished.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Robin .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Robinson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Robison in household of John J Evans, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Robinson, "United States Census, 1880"

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